A $160,000 grant is to be used to install 4,600 feet of guardrail along county roadways.
The federal gasoling tax grant filtered through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is considered a safety project, requiring no matching funds.
â€śApproximately half of this will replace existing rail that is in excess of 30 years old, with many rotten wood posts, at the wrong height, and doesnâ€™t have a secondary steel backup member that is a standard for rail installations today,â€ť Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.
In the contested race for Wapakoneta City Councilâ€™s three councilors-at-large seats, the four candidates laid out their decision-making process from relying on research to depending on experience, as well as their talents in consensus building or having the fortitude to make a decision based on their character.
The candidates for councilor-at-large â€” Rachel Barber, Tom Finkelmeier Jr., Randy Fisher and Dan Graf â€” addressed approximately 30 people Wednesday gathered at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.
The two teams in Friday’s matchup are heading in opposite directions.
The Wapakoneta Redskins (8-1) have won seven consecutive games, have unofficially clinched a playoff berth and are virtually scoring at will.
The Shawnee Indians (2-7) have lost six straight games, have two wins against opponents with zero wins and are struggling to score points.
The two teams will meet Friday in Lima in the 2013 regular season finale for the varsity football year, in the ninth and final Western Buckeye League game.
Janice A. Myers, 77, of Cridersville, died at noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Lima to Derwood and Genevieve Arnold Aspinall, who preceded her in death. She married Ned Edward Myers in 1953 who survives in Cridersville.
WAPAKONETA TRICK OR TREAT has been changed noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 due to expected inclement weather conditions on Thursday, Halloween, Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz declared today.
The village of Cridersville has changed trick or treat to 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 due to expected inclement weather conditions on Thursday, Halloween.
Sun Industrial Chemical Inc, a business that has been in operation in Wapakoneta for nearly 30 years, will be under new ownership beginning Friday. The company sold to Millerâ€™s Textile Service.
â€śIâ€™d like to thank all our customers, and especially Wapakoneta, for its cordialness and support over the many years,â€ť owner Pat Koester said.
Sun Industrial Chemical has been providing commercial cleaning products and hygienic paper supplies in 12 counties, with Auglaize County and Wapakoneta serving as the main â€śhub.â€ť
ST. MARYS â€” All year long, the Cancer Association of Auglaize County (CAAC) provides nourishment for cancer patients who are losing weight due to treatment, but Friday the group will feed the community at large while raising the money to support those patients for the rest of the year.
Its annual spaghetti dinner, in its 10th year, is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Marys Eagles Club.
Representing the man who is responsible for the worst mass murder on a military base in U.S. history and who wants to die for his crimes, his attorney says military justice officials are now realizing a conflict can arise from the U.S. Constitution.
Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who had an informal discussion with members of the Auglaize County Bar Association Tuesday, said the trial of Maj. Nidal Hassan, who killed 13 people and shot nearly three dozens others, brings into conflict two provisions in the Bill of Rights.
From staff reports
After three straight weeks as the top team in their region, the Wapakoneta Redskins moved to third in the penultimate weekly computer ratings for prep football, released Tuesday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Wapakoneta (8-1) was ranked first in Division III, Region 10 from Oct. 8 until Tuesday.
With three candidates officially running as write-ins in Tuesdayâ€™s general election, voters have been curious how to properly cast ballots in their favor.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox explained that the ballot has a space on it that says â€śwrite inâ€ť followed by a line, on which the candidateâ€™s name should be written. An oval beside â€śwrite-in candidateâ€ť must also be filled in to indicate a desire to vote for that person.